I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize and been selected for the Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories anthologies.
We publish personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome.
We encourage submissions from writers of color.
Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it.
We rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words; there’s no minimum length.
We discourage simultaneous submissions.
Writing is a solitary act, but when what you’ve written goes out to our loyal subscribers, it can feel a little less so.
To submit by mail, send your typed, double-spaced submission (along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) to:
Your work will not be returned without sufficient postage, and we cannot respond unless a return envelope is provided.
We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.